Michael Maliakel (BM ’12, Voice) performs as the role of Aladdin in the Broadway show Aladdin. The musical resumed performances at the New Amsterdam Theatre on September 28. Maliakel is making his Broadway debut after appearing on the 25th anniversary national tour of The Phantom of the Opera.
Britt Olsen-Ecker (BM ’09, Voice) and Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Ensemble) of Outcalls released their new single, Love To Fight, through Bandcamp. It was produced by Micah E. Wood.
Caitlin Vincent (MM ’09, Voice) published a book, Digital Scenography in Opera in the Twenty-First Century, through Routledge. The book is the first definitive study of the use of digital technology in Western opera production and investigates the impacts of digital scenography on opera’s longstanding production conventions, both on and off the stage.
Kisma Jordan (GPD ’12, Opera) released The OperaSOUL Experience, a concert that blends operatic vocals with soul-pop music, and The OperaSOUL EP, her first solo recording. The concert was grant-funded through the Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge-Detroit and will be presented at The Carr Center later in the 2021 season.
Rosa Ponselle Distinguished Faculty Artist Denyce Graves received positive a positive review of her role of Madame Mary Cardwell Dawson in the world premiere of The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson at Glimmerglass Festival in Seen and Heard International.